George Duke, one of the most influential and prolific artists of his time, passed away on August 5, 2013. He profoundly influenced several decades of jazz, soul, and funk, and added his own warmth, originality, and groove to the history of music. George was an absolute master of his craft, and an inspiration to generations of musicians across all genres. Native Instruments are honored to have worked with him on the development of a software instrument that bears his name, and will always hold this inspiring collaboration in our hearts. The entire NI team wishes to extend our deepest condolences to the Duke family. We will miss him.